Classics, Persephone

#PersephoneReadathon Wrap-Up!

I had so much fun participating in the Persephone Readathon the past eleven days! Not only did I knock a few more books off of my TBR, but I also discovered some new-to-me authors, as well as found some other readers who also love these gorgeous books.

Here are the books I read:


Three of these were books I owned, one was from the library (William: An Englishman), and the last I read online (Flushread it here).

My quick thoughts on the books I read: 

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson – I adored this book. It was so much fun to read and it’s another one of those books that cemented my love in the classics.

Flush: A Biography by Virginia Woolf – I was scared going into this one because I’m intimidated by Virginia Woolf, but it was delightful. Flush was such a great dog and I loved the mix of fiction & non-fiction (see my thoughts on my channel).

William: An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton – I initially didn’t know if this was to be a comedy or a serious book, but then something happens and I realized that it was going to be a sad and horrifying book. Hamilton’s writing is addicting and I probably could’ve read this in one sitting if I didn’t have kids.

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey – Like Miss Pettigrew, this one takes place over the course of a day, but it’s the wedding day for two characters. Everything is normal throughout the book, there are some interesting characters, and then something happens towards the end. A quick read!

I will be sharing my longer thoughts on these books on my BookTube channel tomorrow, so check in to see my thoughts!

Have you read any Persephone books? Which ones have been your favourites? Have you discovered any new favourite authors through any of these titles?


4 thoughts on “#PersephoneReadathon Wrap-Up!”

  1. I want to read all of Virginia Woolf’s books and Flush was definitely one I was a little hesitant about – so I’m very happy to hear it was such an enjoyable read! I’ve only read one Persephone book, Virginia Woolf’s diaries, but I’m very keen to read more. They’re such beautiful editions. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding sounds really good!

My home is where my books are. - Ellen Thompson

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